RANGELEY — The Third annual Rangeley Winterpaloozah! event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Haley Pond and the Rangeley Town Park on School Street.

The fun-filled celebration of winter activities and competitions is for the entire family.

The Skating Club and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to expand the free event, which will include skating, curling, pond hockey, fat tire bikes, snowshoes, kick sleds, horse and cart rides, marshmallow roast, snow golf, snow kite, snow castle and more.

New this year is a slate of pay-to-enter competitions with prizes awarded to winners in each competition. Competitions include cardboard sled race, dog keg pull, frying pan toss, Paloozah carry (a variation on the popular wife-carry event), fat tire bike race, snow sculpture contest and the Paloozathon race.

The events will kick off at 10 a.m. with the Paloozathon Race — a mini-triathlon consisting of running, fat biking and snowshoeing. The full schedule of events will be posted soon, along with the registration form and competition rules. A barbecue lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Haley Pond.

The purchase of a Paloozah Pass entitles the purchaser to enter all competitions, free hot cocoa and special offers from local businesses. Paloozah Passes will be available at Ecopelagicon and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce before the event and the day of the event.

For more information, contact the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce at 864-5571 or [email protected] or the Rangeley Skating Club at 864-2771 or [email protected].

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